Pineapples 🍍🍍🍍, the Azores

Yes, pineapples were a big part of our trip to the Azores. I didn't know this before we actually left for the Azores, but figured it out soon after coming there. So big, they even have two words (in Portuguese) for pineapple: abacaxi and ananas. The way it was explained to me there, was that... Continue Reading →

Azores, it’s all about the cows

Yes, that title does sound a little crazy. It does, however, cover a big aspect of Azores' life: cows. They are everywhere. Seriously, everywhere. Even on the bigger roads, at some point, there will be cows. They need to be moved from the pasture to the milking place and back. We were just driving along... Continue Reading →

January Wrap Up

It's already the beginning of February, which means it's time to review what happend in January. A lot has happened during this month, even though the year has only just started. Here a short overview: Started Bujo Trip to London and Harry Potter Studios Tour Heywood Hills Books Daunt Books Starting work again Bad Storm... Continue Reading →

Boekenbeurs Glanerbrug 2018

The last two years, I've been going to the Boekenbeurs in Glanerbrug. The money raised there goes to three different charities, which only makes it a better past time. After all, I get books, people in need get money. What's not to love? Last year, and the year before, I had a pretty good haul.... Continue Reading →

Mount Pico

(grab a snack or some tea, it's a long story) It's been a while since our trip to the Azores, but there's still so much to tell. Somehow, I need a little distance first, before I'm really able to write anything down about it. None of my blog posts about the Azores will be in... Continue Reading →

London: Daunt Books

As you may have guessed, I couldn't just go into one bookstore while in London, I had to see more. After all, we did have a whole day with nothing else planned. So, I also checked out Daunt Books in London. Supposedly, it's especially know for it's travel section. I just sort of shrugged as... Continue Reading →

Whale Watching

During our summer holidays we went whale watching. I'd never done anything like it before and wasn't really sure what to expect. Sure, the ocean is huge, but so are whales, right? How hard could it be to spot them? Indeed, it was a summer where I was often wrong. We went whale watching from... Continue Reading →

London: Heywood Hills Books

While I was in London, I took the time to visit a couple of bookstores in the relative vicinity of the hotel we were staying in. One of those bookstores was Heywood Hills Books. I had only looked up the address online and when we got there it seemed to be a small shop. We... Continue Reading →

2017 Goals REVIEWED

I've finally worked up the nerve to review the goals I made for 2017, turns out it's not so easy to stick to them. In case you're not interested in checking out the link to the goals (which I can totally unstand, who has time for that?) Here is the short list of goals I... Continue Reading →

Free Little Library, Ponta Delgada

The Azores aren't just about hiking, swimming and great views. There are also books! I didn't see a proper book store, though perhaps I didn't look closely enough. I did however happen across a free little library. With opening times! Unfortunately I was not able to go see it again when it was actually open,... Continue Reading →

Unhaul 2017 Part 2

As you know, I've been doing a decluttering challenge last month. It was amazing, but also meant that I had to let go of a few books. Books I've gotten, but so far never read and books I've read but won't be rereading. I've done the same thing (letting go of books twice a year,... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and fun New Years. And what better way to start the ýear, than to show you how we did on our last challenge of the year? As you can see, we finished! It started off fairly easy, we still had a pile of stuff to... Continue Reading →

Goals for 2018

Before I'm going to review my 2017 goals, I want to set some goals for 2018 and be a lot more specific than I was last year. I've been having a really hard time trying to review them, because they're not specific. Sure, I knew it was going to bother me, but I've finally reached... Continue Reading →

My (bookish) Christmas Presents

I've gotten really amazing Christmas presents. The biggest presents was something I really didn't see coming. In Germany, it's tradition to unwrap you Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, so we did: Christmas Eve Morning. Not traditional, but we just couldn't wait. Since we're both adults, we get to make our own rules. Yay for adulting!... Continue Reading →

Zero-Waste (Christmas) Presents!

Happy Christmas Eve! Don't worry, I'm (not yet) telling you about my Christmas presents. Instead, I thought I'd show you how we wrap (Christmas) presents in my house. Perhaps it'll give you a little bit of inspiration on how to do it without creating too much waste. First off, we wrap our presents in cloth.... Continue Reading →

♪♪ Oh Christmas Tree… ♪♪ (DIY)

We're not regular Christmas tree people. It started when I spend almost a year in Canada. I didn't want to buy a tree there, because for the time of Christmas I was renting a condo. It seemed a waste to only have it for so little days and still spend so much money on it.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Cards

Yes, even in my Christmas cards I managed to use book pages. Unfortunately, the ones that I used the book pages in are already in envelopes, so I couldn't take pictures of it anymore. However, it's fairly easy to see how you could use book pages for these cards. Again, I found my inspiration on... Continue Reading →

Best Books of 2017

It's the end of the year and therefore time for a review of the books I read in 2017. There are, as always, a couple that really stood out for me. It's not quite a top ten, but who really needs those? In no particular order: Animal Farm by George Orwell Running Like a Girl... Continue Reading →

Christmas (Bookish) Decorations

You've already seen some of the baubles, stars and trees I made out of book pages in my posts about my Advent calender. However, there is more that you can do with books. Something I tried this year and that I'm quite proud of, is my poster cover-up, that you've perhaps already seen on my... Continue Reading →

Decluttering in December

You may remember that last year, I started the Konmarie Method (also see me declutter my clothing and my books). I didn't manage to go through all the steps, but also added a few things to my house throughout the year. Now, things have gotten a little more cluttered again. So, in oder to unclutter, I've... Continue Reading →

Home-made Advent Calender

Christmas is coming! I've been preparing for Christmas all of November, which is probably why I didn't have much time for anything else at all. So, it's probably a little late to share this, but perhaps it can be of some use next year: a home made Advent calender. I really wanted something a little more... Continue Reading →

Azores Holiday – Accommodations

I've been trying to figure out where to start. I'm still too overwhelmed with all the thoughts about the vacation, that I found it difficult to start writing about something that really affected me. Instead, I decided to write about some of the more mundane things first. On the Azores, we stayed in 5 different... Continue Reading →

Book Fair Deventer 2017

A while ago, there was the annual Boekenmarkt in Deventer. Like the years before (check 2015, I hadn't time to write about 2016), there were endless stands of book sellers. Mostly Dutch books, but some English as well and every once in a while a different language mixed in. Most of the books sold are second... Continue Reading →

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